Monthly Archives: November 2012

Five Steps to Help You Financially Prepare for a Divorce

1. Make copies of all financial records. It’s very important to have an accurate picture of all your assets and debts. You’ll need to know all bank accounts, savings accounts, loan accounts, credit accounts, tax returns, etc. as all of these will need to be divided in your divorce. Having copies made before you actually separate from your spouse will save you the trouble of trying to track records down later. Continue reading

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Parenting Classes and Divorce in Texas

The Texas Family Code has a provision related to taking a Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course. While the provision does not mandate the taking of one of these courses, many of the family law courts in Harris County do require the completion of one of these courses. Continue reading

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Top Five Ways to Catch a Cheating Spouse

Studies have shown that social networking sites, specifically Facebook, are a contributing factor to infidelity. Facebook allows for affairs to blossom; reconnecting old flames or allowing a person to become friends with someone they met in passing. If your spouse is spending a lot of time on social networking sites or is being secretive about their online activities, it may be a sign that they are engaging in an affair. Continue reading

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Is your Samsung Galaxy S3 (GS3) not updating (Android 4.1.1, 4.1.2 & 4.3)?

The system update process to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.1) is fairly straight forward and depending on your network speed can be completed in under half an hour.

Caution: Before upgrading your phone it is always recommended that you backup your data. Continue reading

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What Is Sole Managing Conservatorship?

A common misconception in the arena of Texas family law is that conservatorship and custody are the same thing. In the state of Texas, conservatorship is the designation as to which parent has the right to make certain decisions and exercise certain duties.

A parent designated as sole managing conservator has all exclusive rights regarding Continue reading

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How does bankruptcy affect my divorce case?

In today’s economic times, divorce and bankruptcy often go hand in hand. It’s important to know what role bankruptcy can play in a pending divorce suit.
You may be able to file for divorce while you have a pending bankruptcy filing and the court may render judgment on issues such as child support or conservatorship issues. Many courts will not award property while your bankruptcy is still pending and your Continue reading

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Do I have to force my 16 year old child to visit her father? She doesn’t want to go!

This is a difficult position for both parties involved. As the custodial parent, it’s your responsibility to foster a relationship between your child and their father, even if your relationship with their father is strained. But as you surely know, it can be difficult to convince a teenager to do anything they do not want to do. But it will be you, the parent, who faces repercussions for your child’s refusal to visit with their father. Continue reading

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